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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with dark malts and burnt sugars then lightly spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (314) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Berry/cherry acidity in the nose, mild roast. Taste is same plus mild woodyness, herbs, cola.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a translucent brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of sweet molasses and dark fruits, hint of yeasty esters. Taste is much more toward the peppery esters with a hint of dark fruit. Spicy finish, light carbonation, interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Brewed in Belgium by a brewer from Maryland, interesting beer with a yellowish beige, mousse-like, firm and stable head and a very dark burgundy colour, nearing to black, clouded. Aroma strongly and very invitingly perfumed, liquorice, dates, Belgian chocolates, cloves, kahlua, old port wine, rosemary, mango, bourbon... Taste of dark fruits and honey and thus sweetish in onset, resinous mouthfeel, rounded, nutty malt base which in the end even evolves into a coffee- and chocolate-like toasted bitterishness, even a hint of charcoal, finishing in a grassy hoppiness and some bourbon-like, warming but not astringent alcohol. Very interesting beer but I fail to see how this can be called a ’dark saison’ - more of an imperial porter to me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (283) - Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
A black to very deep mahogany body sits beneath a fading frothy smooth light khaki head which dissipates to a very thin ring

Glowing notes of berry and earth with citrus accents accentuated by dark malts, yeasty characteristics blend and mellow, herbal and somewhat woody with a general sense of cellar, all on a slightly sticky, medium body offering a moment of mildly prickling carbonation, a layer of candied sugar builds on the finish, herbal and alcoholic characteristics control the residual contrasting with the dark malts to create a somewhat mouthwatering exit, the label does a great job communicating the experience

medium intensity, mild complexity, generally smooth transitions, preferred this on the cooler side, which allowed the brighter notes to shine while holding back the herbal notes and sugary component

12oz bottle code BTLD 05/19/14 17:05, spent it’s time at the store on the room temp shelf, served in the upper 40’s into 15.9oz Orrefors Beer Taster


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (888) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Black pour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of spices, hibiscus, dark fruit... flavor is figs, dark fruits, roastiness, alcohol, hibiscus, candied sugar, with floral notes. Chewy, boozey mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Nice coffee nose, tart coffee, cherry alcohol berry taste. Long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Draught > Mikkeler Bar, SF. Ordered this out of the blue. Took a chance that the herbs and berries would balance out the roasted grains and they do. Wish it had more carbonation though---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marno (7) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
coffee, floral, brown, cloudy, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2108) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours clear brown with a small off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is quite floral, light roast. The taste is big on the hibiscus, a bit of sweetness, Tastes like you bit a flower.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (327) - - MAY 23, 2014
Head nearly filled my pint glass - took three tries to get it in the glass. Large particles distract from the otherwise outstanding appearance. Flavor is really good for a saison - burnt caramel, fruity and spicy.


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